How to choose a newborn photographer
One of the ways to celebrate the arrival of the littlest, newest member of your family is to have some newborn/family photographs taken, whether they be natural/lifestyle or posed. But there are certain things to be mindful of when choosing a newborn photographer. Unfortunately, the newborn photography industry in the US is currently unregulated; i.e. any person with a camera can open up shop and start offering the services without first obtaining any training and/or qualific
Rubber Rain-boots: Oh, that smell!!
While its mostly raining in our rainy Seattle, the season of rain-boots is officially here. Like most kids, my son L.O.V.E.S jumping in puddles of water. The bigger the splash, the more fun it is. But my-oh-my, do those new rubber rain-boots stink!! With use, yes, it goes away; but those first few days (weeks), gosh!! While my little guy doesn't seem to mind the smell, his mummy just can't stand it. So, for mamas out there like myself, I thought of sharing my take on some of
DIY Photography Props
Confession time: I am a prop addict!! If you follow my work, you might have noticed already that I LOVE working with themes. Finding theme-specific props is not always easy. Also, ready-made props are not always, ahem, easy on your pocket. Plus, the thrill of creating something with a specific client and their session in mind is something words can't describe. I thought of sharing how I made some of the props for an African themed newborn session I did recently. See if you ca
Self-Portrait: a Photographer's selfie
Self-portraits are a form of creative, personal expression. Since time immemorial, humans have portrayed themselves using various mediums - pencil sketches, paintings, sculptures, and now, with smartphones and technology, selfies. How do photographers capture self-portraits? It's actually pretty simple, unless you are seeking to photograph yourself with a toddler, in which case, good luck! But here's all that you really need: 1. A camera (it goes without saying); 2. A tripod